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Today's News

  • A reason to ‘reminisce’: Wilmot fifth-grader wins local spelling bee

    Where do the top two spellers of the Evergreen-area schools’ spelling bee go to celebrate?

    Not to Disney World, but to Evergreen’s Baskin-Robbins.

    The top spellers, Wilmot fifth-graders Cal Schiff and Chris Guay, were pleased with their showing at the area spelling bee Feb. 7 at Parmalee Elementary School. They competed against 16 other students from Parmalee, Bergen Valley and Wilmot elementary schools, and Evergreen Middle School.

  • EHS lauded for comprehensive counseling program

    Evergreen High School is being honored for its outstanding counseling program by the American School Counselor Association.

    The program will have the RAMP designation, or Recognized ASCA Model Program.

    “We’re being proactive about the developmental needs of our students,” said EHS counselor Tracy Thompson. “Some of our work is in the classroom, some in small groups and some individually. Having a comprehensive guidance program is what we’re about.”

  • Book sorters telling a problematic tale

    Automated book sorters that cost the Jeffco Public Library $2.6 million and came with innumerable service headaches recently offered another surprise — the Swiss manufacturer Bibliotheca apparently used the library system as a beta test for one of the company’s complex machines.

    The book sorters — a computerized assembly of belts and rollers that scan and sort materials via radio-frequency chips implanted in them — were acquired to increase efficiency and reduce the number of staff required to sort books and return them to shelves.

  • Jeffco libraries keeping a few best-sellers available on the shelves

    Author Robert Crais’ latest Elvis Cole suspense mystery novel, “Taken,” amassed 165 Jefferson County Library reservations, with patrons claiming their spots online for one of 45 copies.

    For Jonathan Safran Foer’s best-seller “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close,” which was recently made into a film, 154 people parked in the online queue for any of 33 circulating copies, potentially waiting weeks for the book.

  • Evergreen Players win $6,500 from state cultural commission

    The Evergreen Players have received a $6,500 state-sponsored grant for operational support from Colorado Creative Industries.

    CCI, formerly the Colorado Council on the Arts, is part of the new Creative Industries Division within the state Office of Economic Development and International Trade.

    To highlight the award, state Rep. Cheri Gerou made an appearance Friday, Feb. 10, at a sold-out performance of the Evergreen Players Improvisational Comedy show at Center/Stage Evergreen.

  • Romney prevails in local GOP caucus

    Mitt Romney emerged as the voters' favorite presidential candidate at the Republican straw poll Feb. 7 at Wilmot Elementary School, where members of four precincts met to celebrate grassroots politics, weigh the candidates and discuss the issues of the day.

    While Romney had the most votes, or 53 of the 117 reported, Rick Santorum made a respectable second place showing with 34 votes. Ron Paul won 19 votes and Newt Gingrich 11.

  • Artist's quilt breaks all the rules

     Raised on a farm in Iowa and allowed to wander in the fields and woods on his own as a child, Carmon Slater developed an intense relationship with nature that is on display in his art, his living space and his quilts.

    One of his most unusual quilts is the strangest among a collection of unusual quilts in the new juried show that opened Feb. 3, "Male Call: Quilts Made by Men," at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum in Golden.

  • Accident closes lanes of westbound I-70

    A one-vehicle accident closed two of the three westbound lanes of I-70 Tuesday morning near the Genesee exit.

    Foothills Fire and Rescue was working to move a damaged red pickup from the highway, as traffic was backed up for several miles.

    It was not known if the driver suffered serious injury.

  • Evergreen leaves its mark at state swimming

    THORNTON — Jeanne Godaire didn't know exactly what she was getting this season, but the Evergreen High School girls swimming coach quickly found out. Now, the entire state knows.

     

    Behind two more state titles from Lexie Malazdrewicz, a state championship from Lindsay Morrow and a record-setting 400 freestyle relay team, the Lady Cougars capped the best season in school history with a second-place finish at the 4A state girls swimming championships Feb. 11 at Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center.

  • Candidates sought for three seats on Indian Hills fire board

    Three board seat are up for election this year in the Indian Hills Fire Protection District, and self-nominations are being accepted.
    The election will be done by mail-in ballot. Two of the seats will be for full four-year terms; one is for a partial two-year term.
    Residents interested in running must complete a self-nomination and acceptance form, which is available by contacting Dana Retterer, designated election official, at 303-674-0800 or dretterer@tnclaw.com. Completed forms should be returned to Retterer by 5 p.m. March 2.